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Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/08/15

The Popemobile may pass through Central Park when Francis visits New York City next month.

The Holy Father has urged Hebrew-speaking Catholics to promote dialogue and peace in the Holy Land (full text).

Argentine mother Lidia Guerrero has asked the Pope to seek a reprieve for her son on death row in Texas.

Elisabetta Povoledo says the number of Italian pilgrims to Medjugorje has “fallen by half” since Francis said a ruling on the shrine was imminent.

Josh Lederman asks what President Barack Obama hopes to gain from the Pope’s visit to the White House.

Bishop-elect Robert Barron examines the “chain of influences” linking comedian Stephen Colbert to Cardinal Newman.

And an early story by JRR Tolkien will be published for the first time today.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.